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VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Campaigning Before The Elections, The President Outdid Himself

by Tony Peyser

Bush was so darn folksy
I was thinking he saw
A chance to be cast in
A remake of "Hee Haw."

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

It’s been like the ten plagues that God inflicted on the Egyptians until they would let Moses lead the Jews to the "Promised Land."

Except, it’s been a lot more than ten.

Monday, 06 November 2006 08:59

Mailbag for November 6, 2006 Part 2

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG (Part 2)

NOTE: Part 1 of the November 6 Mailbag is here.

Subject: Tomorrow!

There are 435 House races, 33 Senate races, and a slew for Governor tomorrow. The Democrats need to pick up 15 House seats and 6 Senate seats from the republicans to win back both Houses of Congress and begin to re-establish the legislative branch as an equal branch the of Our government.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Bush bragged in threes, talking about his "trifecta." What the world got was a Republican excuse to cause debt, death, and destruction. There were never any two-party decisions made in the best interest of this democracy for the last six years ... only an orgy of greed. Excess in everything imaginable except honorable, patriotic, and responsible leadership, and much of it is still unknown as this Bush administration has been the most secret ever in US history.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Saddam Hussein has received a death sentence for crimes he committed more than a year before Donald Rumsfeld shook his hand in Baghdad. Let's reach back into history and extract these facts:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

By Marjorie Cohn

The announcement of Saddam Hussein's death sentence two days before our midterm elections brings to mind the opening scene of Woody Allen's film "Bananas." Howard Cosell is covering the impending assassination of a dictator in an unnamed Banana Republic. On one side of the street, Cosell thrusts a microphone under the dictator's nose and asks how it feels when one is about to be assassinated. After the dictator responds, the assassin takes aim, shoots, and the dictator falls down dead. Cosell then crosses the street to interview the successor, Woody Allen. Everything goes according to script.

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

NOTE: Part 2 of the November 6 Mailbag is here.

Subject: Presidential Urine Test?

Now that a close associate of the President has admitted to drug trafficking, I think the public should demand that President Bush take a general urine drug test and that the results immediately be made public. We must recognize at least some possibility that Pastor Haggard was transferring the drugs he claimed he didn't take to others, Bush possibly among them.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

For years, Iraq and America kept Iran in check, preventing them from developing threatening military capabilities. Now that Iraq has been dismantled and the United States is in no shape to threaten another war, nuclear and conventional proliferation in Iran has skyrocketed.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

You can make a difference in the election tomorrow. Yes, you. More than half of registered voters are not expected to vote, even in the closest races, and any additional turnout could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Elections are fought for months, but actually won in a single day.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

When you go into the voting booth tomorrow, here are a few things you need to think about.

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